Period
to 21 November 2017

The following table provides summary statistics for contract job vacancies advertised in Coventry with a requirement for Test Automation skills. Included is a benchmarking guide to the contractor rates offered in vacancies that have cited Test Automation over the 6 months to 21 November 2017 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Note that daily and hourly rates are treated separately in these statistics. When calculating contractor rate percentiles, daily rates are never derived from quoted hourly rates or vice versa.

Automated Testing
West Midlands > Coventry
6 months to
21 Nov 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 33 27 57
Rank change year-on-year -6 +30 -11
Contract jobs citing Test Automation 35 62 12
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Coventry 4.69% 5.87% 1.67%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 5.58% 6.62% 2.05%
Number of daily rates quoted 29 49 12
Coventry median daily rate £380 £386 £423
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -1.55% -8.64% +12.67%
10th Percentile £263 £313 £288
90th Percentile £488 £546 £511
West Midlands median daily rate £400 £368 £325
% change year-on-year +8.84% +13.08% -12.16%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 1 0
Coventry median hourly rate - £40.00 -
West Midlands median hourly rate £43.50 £32.50 £31.44
% change year-on-year +33.85% +3.37% -11.44%

Test Automation is in the Processes and Methodologies category. The following table is for comparison with the above and provides summary statistics for all contract job vacancies advertised in Coventry with a requirement for process or methodology skills.

All Process and Methodology Skills
Coventry
Contract vacancies with a requirement for process or methodology skills 627 936 585
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Coventry 84.05% 88.64% 81.59%
Number of daily rates quoted 427 656 397
Coventry median daily rate £420 £400 £388
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +5.00% +3.23% +10.71%
10th Percentile £250 £300 £256
90th Percentile £544 £541 £560
West Midlands median daily rate £400 £400 £375
% change year-on-year - +6.67% +6.80%
Number of hourly rates quoted 27 25 31
Coventry median hourly rate £22.50 £15.00 £20.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +50.00% -25.00% -31.85%
10th Percentile £10.95 £11.35 £11.50
90th Percentile £42.40 £38.75 £43.75
West Midlands median hourly rate £25.00 £18.00 £20.00
% change year-on-year +38.89% -10.00% -

Test Automation
Job Vacancy Trend in Coventry

Job postings citing Test Automation as a percentage of all IT jobs advertised in Coventry.

Job vacancy trend for Test Automation in Coventry

Test Automation
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in Coventry

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for daily rates quoted in contract jobs citing Test Automation in Coventry.

Contractor daily rate trend for Test Automation in Coventry

Test Automation
Contractor Daily Rate Histogram in Coventry

The daily rate distribution of IT jobs citing Test Automation in Coventry over the 6 months to 21 November 2017.

Contractor daily rate histogram for Test Automation in Coventry

Test Automation
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend in Coventry

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for contractor hourly rates quoted in IT jobs citing Test Automation in Coventry.

Contractor hourly rate trend for Test Automation in Coventry

For the 6 months to 21 November 2017, IT contractor jobs citing Test Automation also mentioned the following skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the number co-occurrences and its proportion to all contract ads across the Coventry region with a requirement for Test Automation.

1 22 (62.86%) Agile Software Development
2 16 (45.71%) HTML
2 16 (45.71%) CSS
3 15 (42.86%) C#
4 14 (40.00%) JavaScript
5 13 (37.14%) Scrum
6 12 (34.29%) BDD
7 11 (31.43%) Microsoft Azure
7 11 (31.43%) Java
7 11 (31.43%) Front End Development
8 10 (28.57%) Selenium
8 10 (28.57%) Continuous Integration
9 8 (22.86%) Kanban
9 8 (22.86%) .NET
9 8 (22.86%) MVC
9 8 (22.86%) TDD
10 7 (20.00%) User Experience
11 6 (17.14%) Cross-Browser Compatibility
11 6 (17.14%) Digital Transformation Programme
11 6 (17.14%) Finance
11 6 (17.14%) SQL Server
11 6 (17.14%) .NET Framework
11 6 (17.14%) Test Scripting
11 6 (17.14%) Git (software)
11 6 (17.14%) Static Code Analysis
11 6 (17.14%) SpecFlow
12 5 (14.29%) HTML5
12 5 (14.29%) MongoDB
12 5 (14.29%) Sass
12 5 (14.29%) LESS

Test Automation
Co-occurring IT Skills in Coventry by Category

The follow tables expand on the table above by listing co-occurrences grouped by category. The same job type, locality and period is covered with up to 20 co-occurrences shown in each of the following categories:

Application Platforms
1 3 (8.57%) nginx
Cloud Services
1 11 (31.43%) Microsoft Azure
2 3 (8.57%) Amazon AWS
3 2 (5.71%) IaaS
3 2 (5.71%) PaaS
3 2 (5.71%) SaaS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 6 (17.14%) SQL Server
2 5 (14.29%) MongoDB
3 3 (8.57%) PostgreSQL
4 1 (2.86%) Data Warehouse
Development Applications
1 10 (28.57%) Selenium
2 6 (17.14%) Git (software)
2 6 (17.14%) SpecFlow
3 5 (14.29%) HP UFT
4 4 (11.43%) Cucumber
4 4 (11.43%) JMeter
4 4 (11.43%) SoapUI
5 3 (8.57%) CircleCI
5 3 (8.57%) Jenkins
5 3 (8.57%) LoadUI
5 3 (8.57%) Travis CI
6 2 (5.71%) Jasmine
6 2 (5.71%) JProfiler
6 2 (5.71%) JUnit
6 2 (5.71%) Protractor
6 2 (5.71%) Visual Studio Team System
7 1 (2.86%) Team Foundation Server
7 1 (2.86%) Visual Studio
7 1 (2.86%) WebDriver
General
1 6 (17.14%) Finance
2 5 (14.29%) Retail
3 1 (2.86%) Automotive
3 1 (2.86%) Manufacturing
Job Titles
1 14 (40.00%) Analyst
1 14 (40.00%) Developer
2 13 (37.14%) Test Analyst
3 8 (22.86%) .NET Developer
3 8 (22.86%) Automation Test Analyst
4 6 (17.14%) Azure Developer
4 6 (17.14%) JavaScript Developer
5 5 (14.29%) Front End Developer (Client-Side Developer)
6 4 (11.43%) Tester
7 3 (8.57%) Angular Developer
7 3 (8.57%) Performance Analyst
7 3 (8.57%) Performance Test Analyst
8 2 (5.71%) Agile Developer
8 2 (5.71%) ASP.NET MVC Developer
8 2 (5.71%) C# .NET Developer
8 2 (5.71%) Cordova Developer
8 2 (5.71%) Digital Developer
8 2 (5.71%) HTML CSS Developer
8 2 (5.71%) HTML Developer
8 2 (5.71%) Manual Test Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 16 (45.71%) CSS
1 16 (45.71%) HTML
2 8 (22.86%) .NET
3 6 (17.14%) .NET Framework
4 5 (14.29%) Ajax
4 5 (14.29%) HTML5
4 5 (14.29%) LESS
4 5 (14.29%) Sass
5 4 (11.43%) AngularJS
6 3 (8.57%) Angular 2
6 3 (8.57%) Apache Cordova
6 3 (8.57%) ASP.NET
6 3 (8.57%) JSON
6 3 (8.57%) Web Services
7 2 (5.71%) Dapper ORM
7 2 (5.71%) Entity Framework
7 2 (5.71%) Ionic Framework
7 2 (5.71%) Node.js
7 2 (5.71%) Spring
7 2 (5.71%) XML
Miscellaneous
1 7 (20.00%) User Experience
2 5 (14.29%) Greenfield Project
3 3 (8.57%) Web 2.0
4 1 (2.86%) Mobile App
4 1 (2.86%) Robotics
Operating Systems
1 3 (8.57%) Android
1 3 (8.57%) Linux
2 2 (5.71%) Mac OS X
3 1 (2.86%) Apple iOS
3 1 (2.86%) Unix
Processes & Methodologies
1 22 (62.86%) Agile Software Development
2 13 (37.14%) Scrum
3 12 (34.29%) BDD
4 11 (31.43%) Front End Development
5 10 (28.57%) Continuous Integration
6 8 (22.86%) Kanban
6 8 (22.86%) MVC
6 8 (22.86%) TDD
7 6 (17.14%) Cross-Browser Compatibility
7 6 (17.14%) Digital Transformation Programme
7 6 (17.14%) Static Code Analysis
7 6 (17.14%) Test Scripting
8 5 (14.29%) Continuous Delivery
8 5 (14.29%) Web Development
9 4 (11.43%) E-Commerce
9 4 (11.43%) Functional Testing
9 4 (11.43%) Manual Testing
10 3 (8.57%) OO
10 3 (8.57%) OOP
10 3 (8.57%) Penetration Testing
Programming Languages
1 15 (42.86%) C#
2 14 (40.00%) JavaScript
3 11 (31.43%) Java
4 5 (14.29%) ES6
4 5 (14.29%) Python
4 5 (14.29%) VB
4 5 (14.29%) VBScript
5 3 (8.57%) PHP
5 3 (8.57%) Ruby
5 3 (8.57%) Shell Script
6 2 (5.71%) Apple Swift
6 2 (5.71%) Objective-C
6 2 (5.71%) Perl
6 2 (5.71%) SQL
6 2 (5.71%) TypeScript
7 1 (2.86%) PL/SQL
Qualifications
1 3 (8.57%) CHECK Team Member
2 2 (5.71%) ISEB
2 2 (5.71%) ISTQB
3 1 (2.86%) BPSS Clearance
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 4 (11.43%) QA
2 3 (8.57%) WAI
2 3 (8.57%) WCAG
Systems Management
1 1 (2.86%) HP Quality Center
Vendors
1 3 (8.57%) Microsoft
2 1 (2.86%) Blue Prism
2 1 (2.86%) HP
2 1 (2.86%) Salesforce.com
2 1 (2.86%) SAP